Friday, March 20, 2009

Fierce Heroes...and their softer sides.

Everyone loves a strong hero (at least I do) and so to keep in our theme of March Madness: In like a lion and out like a lamb, I thought I'd talk about strong heroes and what brings them to their knees.

For instance, take Gil Waite, the hero in Her Only Protector. Being a bounty hunter lends itself to being pretty brave right from the get go. If you've ever seen those bounty hunter series on cable, then you know these guys (and gals) go into dangerous places in search of fugitives who are doing their best NOT to get caught. Sometimes with a gun pointed in their face for their troubles. I don't know that you could call them fearless, because let's face it, you're stupid not to fear the unknown where criminals are concern. But you'd definitely call them brave, ready to take on any challenge. That why many times you see these guys (and gals) out playing hard and getting dirty. They live on the edge.

Now, introduce a baby into their lives and this fierce lion turns to a little lamb. If you have any doubt, just look at the cover of Her Only Protector. In Her Only Protector, Gil is big and bad when he's after Cash Montgomery. But faced with Cash's sister Sonny and Cash's baby in tow and the fierce hunter turns into the fierce protector.

What is your favorite story of fierce hero turning to mush because of a woman and/or baby? I know there are many. Remember, if you leave a comment you'll be entered into our drawing to receive 4 Love Inspired Suspense books for March. (Leave an email address so we can contact you if you win!) And you can always order Love Inspired Books from using our link at the top of the page.

Until next time, many blessings, Lisa Mondello


K.L.J. said...

Great post, and I love the book cover. Let's see, favorite heroes who go gaga over a baby... how about JD Robb's Born in Death, when Eve Dallas and Roarke have to be birthing coaches for Mavis, and then fall in love with little Bella... that's my favorite book of the series. -

Jill Kemerer said...

I can't remember the title or author (bad me!) of my favorite book where the hero turns to mush. I do remember it was a historical novel I read about 15 years ago. The book was a play on The Beauty and the Beast. The hero was a hulking, frightening recluse, and the heroine accidentally stayed the night in his house, thereby compromising her honor. She was forced to marry him but didn't mind because she saw that he was a good man. Naturally, he turned to mush at this courageous gal.

Thanks for another great post!

PamelaTracy said...

I liked Three Men and a Baby, Tom Selleck's character. He was such a bachlor... then, pretty soon, there he is at the construction site and the baby's in a little hard hat. In the end, he's the one who was more the father.

Abi said...

I Love the Love Inspired books.

Debby Giusti said...

Hi Lisa,
I've got a true-life story in my family. My military-hero son and his wife just had a baby. My son's head over heels for this little guy. The first photos they sent included one of Daddy and his little bundle of joy.

Lisa, thanks for including information about our monthly contest in your blog today. I hope lots of our readers will leave a comment so they can be included in the drawing.

EllenToo said...

Having read "Her Only Protector" I will have to say Gil is one of my favorites. I always it when a strong hero shows his soft side by "turning to mush" over a small child/baby.

Sherry K said...

Hummm. A couple books that come to mind are DiAnn Mills' book "When the Nile Runs Red" and Amy Wallace's "Ransomed Dreams". It is hard to pick because there are so many. I do love the cover of "Her Only Protecter" and plan to add it to my To Be Read pile.

Sherry K